Reflections on the Eclipse

By Debbie S. Williams

Total Solar Eclipse in Cairns, Australia [Image Credit: Flickr/skyseeker | CC BY 2.0]

Isn’t it just like God to create a way to bring us all together in peace and harmony. Even if just for a little while to help us lay down our bigotry, prejudices, harsh words, weapons and hatred.

He used the sun, moon and a big blue sky (every day objects) to get us to lift our eyes and look upward – to be still and once again behold His handiwork.

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Just Jesus

by Michelle Welch

“But, really, all Christianity offers is Jesus Christ the Lord, and Him alone–
for He is enough! Your relation to Jesus Christ
is really the all-important matter in this life.”
A. W. Tozer

I must admit that, before I started Theology classes at Liberty University, I held a dim view of theologians. They seemed to be a dusty, old, out of touch group of men from a time that held no relevance to me.

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The Broken Way Giveaway

The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18

In October, sweetheart and I went to Israel. It was a life changing trip, filled with all the emotions one would expect from a trip to the land where Jesus was born, lived, died, and rose again to save us all. From the moment we landed to the last tearful goodbyes, it was such a time of sweet surrender and open hearted conversations.

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Because He Loves Us

By Michelle Welch

20151216_01Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by [the power of] the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her [promised] husband, being a just and righteous man and not wanting to expose her publicly to shame, planned to send her away and divorce her quietly.

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Lesson from the Amazon Part 10

Lost Flights and Found Blessings

by Kelly Moore

20160814_01After the 13 hour fast boat adventure I spoke about in yesterday’s post we arrived in Tabatinga. We knew it was going to be a tight schedule to get to our plane but had no idea it would be this close. Our luggage was practically thrown from the boat onto the dock as we ran up the hill to catch the taxis that were waiting.

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Lesson from the Amazon Part 9

Taking the Fastboat

by Kelly Moore

20160731_01Due to all the difficulties and unplanned delays, we had to finish the last 240ish miles on the Amazon by fastboat. The Amazon fastboat is like a cross between a Greyhound bus and a commuter airline flight.

20160731_02We took a tiny flat bottom boat from our Amazon Vision boat to a dock a little way up river with luggage on one side and a life vest over the other shoulder.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 8

Logs in the River

by Kelly Moore

20160719_01It was a huge log. It seemed to come out of nowhere and it was too late to change course. I was on the front deck watching the sunset and saw it coming. I braced by holding on to the ladder and then heard the first hit at the front of the boat, then the hit in the middle created a huge jolt.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 7

Full Tilt

by Kelly Moore

20160705_01Sometimes a problem comes along and we over-adjust. We learned today that over-adjusting / overcorrecting can be dangerous.

The boat captain was told of a shortcut that had been created from the rising water in the river and decided to turn the boat and head to the shortcut. We must have been coming up on it pretty fast because, rather than a steady turn to the right, he spun the wheel for a hard turn.

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American Woman’s Bible – Review

20160702_01aWe, as women, often times find ourselves feeling alone against the tide. We think that we are the only ones who have lived the hard story, walked the broken paths. But God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to show us that we are just one small piece of a larger picture by giving us the stories of the brave and bold women of the Bible to inspire us during our struggles.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 6

Up a Creek without a Paddle

by Kelly Moore

20160627_01Steering on any vehicle is vital. When the belt on our steering system broke we knew it was a serious issue. The current of the Amazon is very strong, especially when the water is rising. Our boat began to drift with the current. Thankfully the engine was still functioning and so we had a little control.

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